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Old 18-12-2005, 09:23 PM   #21
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Well, we've reached it's-Christmas-so-publishers-can't-be-bothered-time, so only one Manga this week:

Lady Snowblood #1: Quite an old one this (although this is a new translation and publication) originally published in 1972, and written by the same guy who wrote Lone Wolf and Cub, Kazou Koike. The artwork is quite simplistic, as you expect from the days of "two pages a day" (think a more adult Rumiko Takahashi).
Tarantino did say that the movies were a big influence on Kill Bill from the start. The cover pretty much slams it home. I liked it but when Lone Wolf and Cub is on the same shelf...

I've been reading a lot of the Shonen Jump stuff, makes the bus ride home a little nicer. One Piece and Shaman King are both excellent, Naruto is a good timewaster but haven't clicked with that as much as the others.
Glad that Jojo's bizarre adventure is out but they've skipped the first 12 volumes to go straight to the most famous era which brings back horrible memories of how Dark Horse printed Oh my goddess! back when it was good. The art is fantastic but essentially it's a big series of fights and ticks off every shonen cliche you can count.
Want the 2nd volume of Bambi and her pink gun so bad! (not a disney porn flick I assure you!) And I've just found out that Scott Pilgrim 3 is delayed till possibly Feburary! Noooooooooo www.scottpilgrim.com (Ok it's not manga but has more old skool game references than I've ever seen

And just found this tonight! It's sooooo cool!
http://www.tamascans.net/projects/HA.html
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Old 22-12-2005, 11:39 AM   #22
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Right at this very moment, I am reading One peice vol 8. A very big fan of jump manga. Shaman King was the one that inspired me to become a manga artist/writer
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Old 22-12-2005, 12:55 PM   #23
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The only ones I've really been keeping up to date on are Fruits Basket, Full Metal Alchemist and Naruto (FB being my favourite at the moment).

Other than that I've also started reading:
Death Note
Eerie Queerie
Rurouni Kenshin
Gravitation
D-Gray Man

I would have gotten a lot further with Kenshin if Forbidden Planet didn't always have every volume but 7
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Old 22-12-2005, 01:31 PM   #24
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Samurai Deeper Kyo, GTO, Angyo Onshi (think that's how it's spelt ), Chobits (only one volume to go :squee: ), XXXHolic, Get Backers, Ultra Maniac!

I tried reading Shaman King a while back...Couldn't get past the 1st volume, I couldn't stand it!!!

I'd like to start reading .Hack, and I would read Kenshin, but I prefer the Anime somehow...
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Old 22-12-2005, 06:01 PM   #25
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Reading Lone Wolf and Cub for the first time.
It's beautiful, makes me want to give up!
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:00 PM   #26
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You know, mostly via this thread I went out of my way to get Nana, and I'm totally hooked! The first volume does 'finish' sort of, but obviously there's more to come, and I like both Nanas very much, can't wait to see them meet!

I've been on a total Nana fanburst, the manga, the movie, and the music (which I coincidentally have been listening to for a while now).

Waiting for volume 2 is a bit of a pain though, I feel like I need a substiture fix to keep me occupied (been thinking of getting Mars as Maui & co. have been all over it in other threads! )

So ya, thanks for acknowledging me about Mars and Nana, oh great Sweatdrop forum! *bows*
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:26 AM   #27
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Oh there are so many... let me see.

Saiyuki Reload
Bleach
Death Note
Yami no Matsuei
Angel Sanctuary
Yellow

... that's about it, i suppose. Today i'm reading Bleach <3
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:40 PM   #28
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The only ones I've really been keeping up to date on are Fruits Basket, Full Metal Alchemist and Naruto (FB being my favourite at the moment).

Other than that I've also started reading:
Death Note
Eerie Queerie
Rurouni Kenshin
Gravitation
D-Gray Man
HOLY CRAP. I absolutely adore D.Gray-man, it's my favourite series. How far are you? I'm up to 70, the latest chapter.

I'm also reading Air Gear, which is so retarded, but I love it to pieces.
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Old 12-01-2006, 07:27 PM   #29
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I'm reading the last few volumes of Shaman King. Which is hard, because my Japanese isn't so swell...
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Old 13-01-2006, 01:44 PM   #30
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I want to get Volume 8 of Fruits Basket I love it very much! *Gooo Ayame...*

Currently, I'm reading PitaTen, DNAngel, Tokyo Mew Mew, and I'm now hooked on my sister's copy of Ecole de Ciel... must read more. I'm also downloading an unhealthy amout of One Piece doujinshi. My secret obsession... :3
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Old 13-01-2006, 03:01 PM   #31
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Want the 2nd volume of Bambi and her pink gun so bad! (not a disney porn flick I assure you!)
Yeah, where is it? Is it even coming out? I love Bambi & her Pink Gun, great characters and bold lineart, I can easily imagine it as a movie!
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Old 13-01-2006, 11:53 PM   #32
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Finally got some new manga today .. Got a copy of DearS volume 01 when I was in Kings Lynn, the art kind of blocked out the rest that was on sale.
But if I'm to do good in my mock exams next week, I might be looking into getting two more. ( Which I know will be Great Teacher Onizuka volume 01 and Doll volume 01, the preview books you get of products from Tokyopop are quite good. )
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Old 14-01-2006, 01:09 AM   #33
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The last thing I bought was GTO 7. I can't really afford anything else now though... or at least, thats what I keep telling myself, heh.
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Old 25-02-2006, 09:24 PM   #34
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Dear God this thread has slipped to the third page! Can't let that happen...

So, over the last few weeks there's been a reasonable amount churned out, despite the post-Christmas lull. Nothing particularly out-of-the-ordinary has debued (Kids Joker in particular should be awarded a special "meh" for it's sheer volume of mediocrity - avoid). There was a minor WTF? moment when I read Reiko the Zombie Shop, but that was it.

Even when I got back from the weekly trawl at Travelling Man this morning Eden was still depressing, Ah! My Goddess was still fabulously drawn but the cause of much deja vu, and Ceres annoyed me by being #14 when it would appear I've managed to miss #13. Damn flaky importers.

However, against my bitter cynicsm and better judgement, I appear to have a new favourite. Ai Yazawa's Nana. I picked this up because I liked the style of Paradise Kiss, the only previous work of hers that I'd read. But Nana, for some reason, got into my head like no other. I have no idea why - It's a virtual soap opera (a shojo) about two twenty-year-old polar opposite smalltown girls sharing a flat in Tokyo (one's a country girl, the other a punk singer), nothing like my normal tastes - this is me, the Arch-Vile (Ecchi-Vile?) talking, remember - but I find myself loving it. Perhaps it's the parallels I spot with my own ex-life in a band, perhaps it's the fact that it (like Parakiss) documents Tokyo subculture (currently obsessed with Punk circa 1976. Perhaps it's because it's one of the manga I wished I'd written. Anyway, recommended.
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I thought we weren't supposed to dig up old threads, Subi?


Well I'm still reading GTO, Get Backers and the new Angyo Onshi, among other things.

I was hoping to start Blue Indigo but none of the shops seem to have the first one!

Of course being my favorite Manga ever, I await Samurai Deeper Kyo every two months with such impatience!
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I thought we weren't supposed to dig up old threads, Subi?
This is the Lounge, the rules get relaxed here. In fact, I think I might sticky this thread...
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Capital idea Subi. Its just one of those threads that could go on indefinatley...

Anyway, for the last few weeks, all i've been reading is smallpress manga's, for the simple reason i've been reviewing them and tonight i shall read some more, im thinking of getting around to Snails dont have friends and then Cookie.

I've got a nice little pile of stuff to read untill wednesday.
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This is the Lounge, the rules get relaxed here. In fact, I think I might sticky this thread...
How conveniant!



Sounds like great stuff you're doing, Wayne! I can't wait to see the result!

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Old 27-02-2006, 08:50 PM   #39
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hehe - well, I guess what manga we're reading could be quite apt in a forum of manga creators ^_^

I just finished with Dragon voice, which was recommended to me as being good despite the fact that I thought it looked awful!
It's true that it was better than I expected, but sadly, I still thought it was a silly, silly comic ;_;
Maybe it's because I sing, I don't know.....

I NEED tarot cafe number 4!!! >_<
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I'm really into reading Bleach at the moment...So much so that I make sure to read the new chapters when their released every week ^_^

I try to stop myself, but the series is getting too damned addictive at the moment! D: And since a lot of the chapters are quite limited in terms of plot development, I can never wait to see what happens next...
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